Gavels 'n' Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Nazi paratrooper rifle, $299,000, Rock Island

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By Ken Hall
A World War II fully automatic Class III Nazi Krieghoff FG42 paratrooper sniper rifle with highly desirable accessories, such as a ZF4 sniper scope, the original mount, a grenade launcher and spike bayonet, sold for $299,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Sept. 12-14 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Walker’s C Company marked U.S. contract Colt Walker model 1847 revolver went for $161,000; and a Winchester third model 1866 lever action carbine hit $92,000. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

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